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Historical Events In April - 13

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1966  Soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service on April - 13.  

1967  Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1970  On April - 13 apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon  

1970  The American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion on April - 13.  

1972  On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days  

1973  Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on April - 13.  

1974  Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on April - 13.  

1975  Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament on this day in history.  

1975  Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1976  $2 bill re-introduced as US currency on April - 13.  

1976  Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes on this day in history.  

1977  On April - 13 perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie  

1977  Statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953 on April - 13.  

1978  On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73  

1978  Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1979  On April - 13 longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours  

1980  On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters  

1980  Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on this day in history.  

1981  Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on April - 13.  

1982  Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom on April - 13.  

1983  Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on April - 13.  

1983  On April - 13 undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault  

1984  On this day in history 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth  

1984  On this day in history christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self  

1984  Pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career on April - 13.  

1984  Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.  

1985  On April - 13 "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics  

1985  On April - 13 atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas  

1986  Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.  

1986  Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue on April - 13.  

1986  On April - 13 spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second  

1986  Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on this day in history.  

1990  Luis Trenker, dies at 97 on April - 13.  

1992  On this day in history "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1506  Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546) was born on April - 13.  

1519  On April - 13 birth of catherine de' Médici, Queen of Spain/daughter of Henry II  

1519  On this day in history birth of de Medicis, queen consort (Henry II of France)  

1545  On April - 13 birth of elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain/daughter of Henri II  

1547  On this day in history birth of elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)  

1570  On this day in history birth of guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)  

1573  Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1584  Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0799  Paulus Diaconus Warnafridi, Longobardisch writer, dies on April - 13.  

0814  Death of Krum of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1093  Death of Prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030) on this day in history.  

1279  On April - 13 death of boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke  

1517  Death of Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged on this day in history.  

1612  Death of Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai on this day in history.  

1635  Death of Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572) on April - 13.  

1641  Death of Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577) on April - 13.  

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